Archive for Architecture

Case Study House #22 – Stahl House

Mar 17, 2011 by Lisa Newton

I’ve written about the Case Study Houses a couple of times, nonetheless, with so many of the Case Study Houses being here in Los Angeles, all too often I’ve encountered one of the houses that [...]

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NORMS & Googie Architecture

Mar 03, 2011 by Lisa Newton

Replete with its distinctive logo, Googie architecture, quality and quantity of food and value pricing, NORMS–with 17 locations throughout Southern California–for many, it’s a benevolent and well known restaurant.
Further branding its classic image, NORMS [...]

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The Ziegler Estate and Casa de Adobe

Feb 28, 2011 by Lisa Newton

Okay, you’ve reached the pinnacle of the Glenmary Stairs.
After turning left let’s see what’s we’ll see next.
First you’ll pass by some “normal” apartment buildings. They were built on the high hill top, with street parking [...]

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An Abridged History of Los Angeles High School

Feb 20, 2011 by Lisa Newton

Did you know that the first public high school in Southern California is our own beloved Los Angeles High School?
Built in 1873 at a cost of $19,000, the original location was in downtown LA, at [...]

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Mapping The Alvarado Terrace Historic District

Feb 14, 2011

Over the course of four days last week, I featured various historical landmarks in the Alvarado Terrace Historic District. Whenever I write a series like this, it really is a labor of love.
The other day, [...]

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Alvarado Terrace Historic District – Part 4

Feb 11, 2011

This is the last series of our set of 4 tours of the cultural, ethnic and historical area of the Alvarado Terrace Historic District of Los Angeles.
Well known cities like New Orleans, San Francisco, New [...]

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Alvarado Terrace Historic District – Part 3

Feb 10, 2011

Up to this point on our Alvarado Terrace Historic District tour, we’ve seen, discussed, and learned about the history that belies the six houses in the Alvarado Terrace Historic District, all of which are featured [...]

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What can $46,000 a month buy you to Live in Beverly Hills?

Feb 08, 2011

For the next couple of days, we’ll be taking a brief respite from our Alvarado Terrace Historic District tour, to focus a bit on the lighter side of our way of life here.
So let’s [...]

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Alvarado Terrace Historic District Tour – Part 1

Feb 06, 2011

In 1979, recognizing the need to identify and protect neighborhoods with distinct architectural and cultural resources, the Los Angeles’ City Council adopted the ordinance enabling the creation of Historic Preservation Overlay Zones (HPOZ). Today, Los [...]

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Los Angeles and the National Register of Historic Places

Feb 02, 2011

Thanks to the passage of the National Historic Preservation Act (PDF) in 1966, the USA has more than 80,000 properties designated as having historic significance via the National Register of Historic Places.
Under the auspices of [...]

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A Los Angeles Landmark: The Bradbury Building

Feb 01, 2011

Built in 1893, the Bradbury Building, located at 304 South Broadway in downtown Los Angeles and is an architectural landmark.
Named after its visionary, Lewis L. Bradbury, a mining millionaire, first hired Sumner Hunt to [...]

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Venice (Canals Included) Walking Tour – Part 5

Jan 18, 2011

Since our last Venice (Canals Included) Walking Tour story, we ended that portion at the Post Office in Windward Circle.
It’s the heart and soul of Abbott Kinney’s vision of bringing Venice, Italy to California.
While on [...]

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Victoria Park is a Glimpse into LA’s Historical and Architectural Magnifigance

Dec 05, 2010

According to the LA Times, Los Angeles County is made up of 158 cit­ies and un­in­cor­por­ated areas, and 114 unique and diverse neigh­bor­hoods actually with­in the city of Los Angeles, each with its own differentiating, [...]

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History, Art, and Memories live at the Memorial Branch Library

Nov 30, 2010

21 libraries or former libraries in Los Angeles’ library system are listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
To be sure, each one of them is special in some way–from their architecture, design, location, [...]

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